[CT Birds] Swallow movement?
ghanisek at rep-am.com
Wed Jul 28 17:10:49 EDT 2010
Swallows are early migrants and also stage at good feeding areas right after
nesting is over. They're definitely on the move in July. I was at a place in
New Hartford over the weekend that had about 70 fresh (dug this year) Bank
Swallow burrows in a big sand pile. The bird were all gone already. I've
been seeing Bank Swallows along the coast for a few weeks, which is pretty
normal for this time of year..
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Sent: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 4:52 PM
Subject: [CT Birds] Swallow movement?
> Late this morning and early this afternoon I noticed a large number of
> swallows circling high over a stream bottomland area. Many were several
> hundred feet high and none less than perhaps 100 feet. As far as I could
> they were all Tree Swallows. In this same area I have been noticing that
> hardly ever saw a swallow for the last couple of months. I would
> that I saw at least 100, probably more. Do swallows start to move this
> time of year?
> Don Morgan, Coventry
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> How jubilant the happy birds renew
> Their old, melodious madrigals of love!"
> H.W. Longfellow
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